The Southwestern Ontario Angel Group (SWOAG)
Catchment Area: London, Sarnia, St. Thomas
The Southwestern Ontario Angel Group (SWOAG) is a not-for-profit corporation, founded in early 2008, with the goal of sourcing quality early-stage investment opportunities and presenting them to a like-minded community of Angel investors. The founding board members of SWOAG have been involved with Angel investing for a number of years and, through due diligence, education, and screening processes, we strive to achieve above average returns for our membership. In addition, our linkages with other Angel groups across the province will allow our membership to participate in other investment opportunities, as well as allow us to syndicate with other like-minded investors.
- Forming Equation Angels alongside three other groups to gain efficiency in SWOAG’s process and use of resources.
- The group adapted well to COVID-19 and pivoted to an online experience while still being able to engage members.
- Recruiting Jon Mycio to be the group’s new chapter director, which released Carmen Gicante from the role into semiretirement.
Deals of Note
Biopharmaceutical manufacturing experts are creating a new type of aseptic filling system with innovative technologies. Acquired by Cytvia.
Renix is all about separating liquids — extracting good from bad and removing bad from good for clients. Acquired by ClonBio Group Ltd.
This site offers event organizers, timers and fundraising coordinators the tools they need to design their events. Acquired by Asics.
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Chief Executive Officer
Jon is the Chapter Director of SWO Angels. His career has been focused on Finance, Strategy, and Analytics. He has helped some of Canada’s largest organizations improve their business through customer-focused strategies, supported by Data Analytics. Jon views the world through a global lens after spending multiple years with an NGO in Africa, working as their Director of Finance.
Jon holds an Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
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